Simple and delicious frozen watermelon margaritas – this easy summer cocktail is super refreshing. Make a pitcher and serve to a crowd!
After all of the hard work, sweat, and tears renovating my parent’s house, you can find this gal sipping on some Frozen Watermelon Margaritas. All summer long. I think I’ve earned it.
Best Watermelon Margarita Recipe
Although I’m not typically a fan of traditional margaritas, the fruity versions are my jam. I love the simplicity. Throw the ingredients into a blender and serve in a salted rim glass. It’s like the adult beverage version of crock pot cooking!
Fresh watermelon margaritas are one of my favorite cocktails for breezy summers on the back porch. They’re easy and delicious, like summer should be. These can be served on the rocks or blended and served frozen.
Benefits of Watermelon
Watermelon is a summer ingredient with benefits far beyond its juicy flavor! Some key nutritional factors:
- Increases hydration.
- Relieves muscle soreness.
- Lowers inflammation.
- Aids with weight loss.
- Rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and Potassium.
- Contains compounds that may help prevent cancer and improve heart health.
So basically this margarita is like drinking a health smoothie, but with tequila. At least that’s what I’m telling myself, as I’m sipping one poolside with my chips & salsa. Now who has a poolside they’d like to volunteer?
How To Choose A Ripe Watermelon
The quality of your melon makes all the difference in your watermelon margarita. When shopping for a watermelon, look for the yellow spot. If the spot is creamy, it’s a sign of ripeness. Other signs of ripeness: the watermelon should feel heavy for its size and make a deep hollow sound when you thump it. For this cocktail recipe, you’ll want to choose a seedless variety of watermelon to cut down on extra steps. Remember, we are going for easy breezy summertime fun!
How To Make A Watermelon Margarita
- Cut your melon into cubes and transfer onto metal baking sheet. Place in freezer for approximately 6 hours.
- Once watermelon cubes are frozen, add them to tequila, watermelon liqueur, and Rose’s Lime juice in a blender.
- Blend until combined to preferred consistency.
- Add agave nectar or sugar if additional sweetness is desired.
- Add ice and blend until smooth for frozen margaritas. (For margaritas on the rocks, omit this step.)
- Rim glasses with salt or sugar.
- Pour into your margarita glass and enjoy! This is by far the most important step, haha.
How To Salt Rim a Margarita
If margaritas are your favorite summer drink, I recommend investing in a salt rimmer. These make rimming a glass a breeze! However, there are plenty of DIY alternatives without a rimmer.
Start with a plate or shallow bowl of water or lime juice. Gently dip the rim of your glass in. Alternatively, you may generously moisten the rim with a wedge of lime.
Have a second plate or shallow bowl set aside with the dry rimming ingredient. We used salt for this recipe. Other commonly used rimmers are sugar, colored sugar crystals and Old Bay. Feel free to get creative! Mix up your own special spice blend.
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Don’t let summer pass without trying some of our other favorite cocktails:
Frozen Watermelon Margaritas
- Blender for Frozen Drinks
- Salt Rimmer
- Margarita Glasses
- ½ cup quality tequila white or gold is fine
- ¼ cup Bols watermelon liqueur you can use Midori or Triple Sec if there is no watermelon
- ¼ cup lime juice Fresh or Rose’s Lime Juice
- 1 Tbsp agave necter. or 4 tsp of sugar optional, depends on the sweetness of the watermelon
- 4 cup cubed watermelon
- 1.5 cup cup ice
- Freeze the watermelon cubes at least six hours on a metal baking sheet.
- Rim the glasses. If you don’t have a glass rimmer, you can use two small plates. First dip the glass upside down into lime juice. Then dip the glass and swirl it around on a plate with margarita salt.
- In a blender, add the tequila, watermelon liqueur, watermelon cubes, and lime juice. Blend until combined. For more sweetness, add the agave nectar or sugar to your preference.
- Add the ice into the blender and blend until completely smooth.